As of now, the search feature is broken on the life site, e.g. https://de.wikipedia.org/wiki/Special:Search:
- I can not change the namespace selection any more. Whatever I do, the moment I submit the form the namespace selection resets back to my previously saved preset. The only way I can use the search right now is to always check the "remember" checkbox.
- When I submit the form, it always does a POST request. The URL always shows https://de.wikipedia.org/w/index.php.
T223701: Recent search regression: changing certain components in the search bar changes the URL to a plain index.php might be the same bug. It is suspected the patch https://gerrit.wikimedia.org/r/508933 (T151903: Special:Search performs DB writes on GET request) causes this.